Is crohn disease and inflammatory bowel disease lifelong?

Generally yes. Inflammatory bowel disease (crohns and ulcerative colitis) are generally considered to be chronic diseases and generally require lifelong treatment. The disease can become less active over time and ultimately some patients may be able to stop therapy. Some crohn's disease is very mild and patients will go for years before seeking treatment.

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Is crohn disease and inflammatory bowel disease a lifelong disease? Please advise!

Unfortunately yes. But you can achieve control of disease with careful medical management is most cases. You need to under the care of a gastroenterologist who specializes in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Try National Foundation for Ileitis and Colitis home page for referral to one in your local area.

Is crohn disease and inflammatory bowel disease both lifelong diseases?

Depends. Inflammatory bowel disease includes crohn's and ulcerative colitis. Crohn's has the potential of being a lifelong disease as it can involve any portion of the GI tract from mouth to anus. Ulcerative colitis only involves the colon; thus worse case scenario, removing the entire colon is a cure. See a GI doctor/colorectal surgeon for more details.
Usually. Ibd is characterized by periods of disease activity and remission. But considered life long disses. Yes, uc can be 'cured' with a total colectomy but that is only reserved for severe refactory cases or patients with dysplasia/malignancy.

Possible Crohn's disease or inflammatory bowel disease, what's the difference?

Crohn's is. A type of inflammatory bowel disease as is ulcerative colitis. These are the two most common and there is a spectrum of diseases between the two with characteristics of both. Check with a good gastroenterologist. Treatments can be variable.

Does having hemmroids mean that you likely have inflammatory bowel disease (crohns, ulcerative colitis, etc)?

NO. Hemorrhoids are due for the most part to STRAINING at stool (CONSTIPATION) A common cause of benign constipation is IBS (IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME) NOT RELATED or to be confused with INFLAMMATORY bowel conditions such as Crohn's Disease ot Ulcerative Colitis!! Hope this helps! Dr Z.
No, . .. No, there is no connection between both. Hemorrhoids are varicose veins of anal canal resulting from defected venous valves like those in varicose veins of the legs, and IBD is one of autoimmune disease maybe against any part of bowels, but chiefly in terminal ileum, known as Crohn's disease or large intestine as ulcerative colitis. So, they are not connected.
No. Hemorrhoids are extremely common and are not necessarily a marker for IBD. Patients with Crohn's disease can develop large external hemorrhoids that can be very painful, but they almost always have other dramatic symptoms.

Is crohn disease contagious, how common is it in babies?

Crohn's disease. This is not a communicable condition, as far we understand it. Its etiology has been attributed to colonization of the gut with different organisms (a british doctor thinks a tb-like bacillus) and an abnormal host immune response to these. 20% of cases occur in children, but the youngest are in the range of 7-8 years, and often in families with adult crohns, suggesting hereditary component.

What is crohn disease?

Inflammatory bowel. Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease, presumably run in families, more in caucasians, which can affect the whole GI from mouth to anus. It is a skipping inflammation, unclear cause, causing problem with absorption and secretory function and causes cramping, and diarrhea and the destruction of the intestinal lining results in fistula formations.
Chronic inflammation. Crohn's disease is a chronic and often debilitating condition characterized by inflammation in the intestine. Usually it is deep inflammation through the whole bowel wall and affects anywhere in the GI tract from lips to anus. Symptoms of crohns can be mild or severe and can cause bowel obstruction, diarrhea, blood in the stool, weight loss, malabsorption, vomiting, abdominal pain, and fever.